November 2016 Newsletter – Loudoun Hunger Summit Gathers Local Leaders “Together at the Table”

Dulles South Food Pantry President, Charlene Jones, attended the 2016 Loudoun Hunger Summit in Ashburn, VA on October 14, 2016.  This summit was co-sponsored by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and Loudoun Hunger Relief (previously known as Loudoun Interfaith Relief). This year’s theme for the summit, “Together at the Table,” set the stage for Loudoun County leaders to examine food insecurity in the county.

Food insecurity has become a top concern in our area, even as Loudoun County has ranked among the nation’s wealthiest each year. Related to the research and data shared at the event, Jones said, “I was startled to hear that 4 out of 10 food insecure families in Loudoun don’t qualify for SNAP (food stamps) or free school lunch because their household income is too great. The cost of living is so high in Loudoun that ineligible families still can’t afford food.”

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